President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union earned a lot of praise from conservatives, but a lot of liberals criticized it, even though Trump proposed liberal or populist ideas like citizenship to 1.8 million illegal immigrants, paid family leave, and $1.5 trillion for infrastructure.
Here are the worst liberal reactions from liberal blue check marks on Twitter.
Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for. #SOTU
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 31, 2018
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 31, 2018
After a long and divisive year, many Americans were yearning for the President to present a unifying vision for the country. Unfortunately, his #SOTU address stoked the fires of division instead of bringing us closer together. #AYearOfTrump
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 31, 2018
I went to the #SOTU. I wanted it burned into my eyes. If there’s ever a moment when I’m too tired to keep fighting, I just have to close my eyes & see @realDonaldTrump , @mike_pence & @pryan applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut, & I’m back in this fight.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) January 31, 2018
Tonight’s address offered plenty of rhetoric, but no tangible solutions or blueprints for any of the challenges we face as a country. #SOTU
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) January 31, 2018
This was not the speech of the unifying leader our nation needs, it was a continuation of a presidency defined by bigotry, partisanship and attacks on the foundations of the open and welcoming American society that has led the world in innovation, democracy and progress. #SOTU https://t.co/8ed7wiek64
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) January 31, 2018
After a year of calling white supremacists fine people, disparaging immigrants and clawing back progress on civil rights and environmental protections, this speech represents the insidious normalization of policy designed to rip families apart and divide this country.
— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) January 31, 2018